2nd Place 2021 / Architecture

Union of Diversity

  • Photographer
    Paul Brouns
  • Agency / Studio
    Paul Brouns Photography
  • Prizes
    Gold in Architecture/Buildings, Silver in Fine Art/Abstract, 2nd Place winner in Architecture

For me as an admirer of façades, "Omnizorg" in Apeldoorn (NL) is a very nice complex. The building's destination is a shelter for the homeless, drug addicts and people with psychiatric disorders. In spite of this noble, yet challenging function, the façade expresses a bright and structured playfulness through the colourful window shutters in many different positions in combination with the reflective / glazed surface of the bricks.

I am an artist from Holland and I live and work near Amsterdam. I started out as a painter and graphical artist but since the development of digital photography my camera and the computer have become my main tools for creation. Rhythm, color and geometry are recurring themes in my photographic work and architecture has proven to be an ideal subject for this. As a photographer. I am attracted by the abstract, rhythmic expression of buildings. The aim of my work is the creation of a feast of dancing shadows, sunlit reflections or colour combinations that hopefully will visually enchant you.